The French Competition Authority publishes opinion on medicinal distribution sector

France: The Autorité de la concurrence publishes Opinion on Medicinal Distribution Sector* In February 2013, the Autorité de la concurrence (the Autorité) launched a vast sector inquiry in order to examine the competitive factors at play throughout the distribution chain for medicinal products. Following several months of consultation and more than a hundred written contributions received, it published on 19 December 2013 an opinion in which it formulates a certain number of observations and proposals, forming part of a coherent process to stimulate competition in a heavily regulated sector. Supporting Innovation and protecting competition The Autorité first reiterates the need to ensure that competition

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European Competition Network Brief, The French Competition Authority publishes opinion on medicinal distribution sector, 19 December 2013, e-Competitions December 2013, Art. N° 64349

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